Yukon, Oklahoma

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Day or night, you’ll definitely know when you’re in Yukon, Oklahoma.  Route 66 passes by a gigantic grain elevator, emblazoned with a “Yukon’s Best Flour” sign.  Until I saw this, I always wondered why flour would come from Canada.  At night, a giant Yukon Flour sign (equipped with bulbs, not neon — I’d hate to see their power bill) atop the elevator lights up the night sky.

[tmt_info =””]Old Route 66 follows modern-day OK Hwy. 66 through Yukon, and on into El Reno.[/tmt_info]

Across the street is another, much less famous (but still quite large) grain elevator.

Yukon’s downtown is just west of the silos.

[tmt_info =””]Yukon, Oklahoma is country music star Garth Brooks’ hometown.[/tmt_info]

[tmt_info =””]Yukon proclaims itself as the Czech capitol of Oklahoma.  The local Czech Hall holds a polka dance every Saturday night (and has done so since 1930).  There’s also an annual Czech Festival celebrating the Czech heritage.[/tmt_info]

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Note: This trip was first published in 2008.

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